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hapakid
Luna Ho`omalu

USA
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Posted - 06/26/2007 :  7:52:10 PM  Show Profile  Visit hapakid's Homepage
My elderly uncle picked up a uke and sang this song when I was visiting him in Hawaii a couple weeks ago and said the name was "Wai Kaulana", but I can't find it in the usual places. Anyone recognize it?
Here's a link to my recording of Wai Kaulana: http://users.adelphia.net/~jessehj/waikaulana.mp3
Jesse Tinsley

Edited by - hapakid on 06/28/2007 08:10:23 AM

Mika ele
Ha`aha`a

USA
1491 Posts

Posted - 06/27/2007 :  08:07:51 AM  Show Profile
Jesse,
I think the proper title is "Na Wai Kaulana". You can hear it on the "Moe Keale Live at Waikiki" CD (track 10) and on the Richard Ho'opi'i CD, "Ululani" (Track 14) in falsetto style. It sounds close to your MP3. I didn't see it on Huapala.org though.

E nana, e ho'olohe. E pa'a ka waha, e hana ka lima.
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Mika ele
Ha`aha`a

USA
1491 Posts

Posted - 06/27/2007 :  08:13:31 AM  Show Profile
?????

Poster: Jesse Tinsley
Subject: Maui Medley Posted on 6/29/04 at 8:55pm

I may have mistakenly called the first song of medley "Na Wai Eha", but it's actually "Na Wai Kaulana" by Auntie Alice Namakelua.
Still working on song number two.
Jesse Tinsley


(same song?)

E nana, e ho'olohe. E pa'a ka waha, e hana ka lima.
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Mika ele
Ha`aha`a

USA
1491 Posts

Posted - 06/27/2007 :  08:15:54 AM  Show Profile
Another possibility as played by Owana Salazar titled "Na Wai" ??

http://www.owanasalazar.com/cds/owana/lyrics/Na_Wai.php

Hui:
Na wai na `ano wai like `ole The waters, the different waters
Na wai kaulana o ka moku la The famous waters of the land
Na wai na `ano `ono like `ole The waters, all delicious
`O ka `oi no na`e ku`u wai `apo Yet best is the leaf-caught water

E nana, e ho'olohe. E pa'a ka waha, e hana ka lima.
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hapakid
Luna Ho`omalu

USA
1533 Posts

Posted - 06/27/2007 :  09:22:56 AM  Show Profile  Visit hapakid's Homepage
Mikaele, I think "Na Wai Kaulana" mentioned above is the one by Iz and Uncle Richard Ho'opi'i that begins something like "Ka aupuni, aupuni o Maui, he iniki i na wai eha..." That is one I'd enjoy having the lyrics for, too.
I listened to the sound clips and the Owana Salazar song isn't the one either. Hmmm.
I think the term "wai kaulana" is common in mele pana, songs about a place.

Jesse Tinsley
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Peter Medeiros
`Olu`olu

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Posted - 06/27/2007 :  2:25:13 PM  Show Profile  Visit Peter Medeiros's Homepage
Jesse,

When I think about the sweet big island songs that the older big island guys would sing, I mean the real old folks, the song called Paliakamoa comes to mind. This is a mele pana or place name song that speaks of the love for and significance of a particular area. In this case, I’m just guessing because I don’t know your uncle or what particular song it was that he sang, but this came to mind. The opening words were from the chorus and they may have been lae kaulana instead of wai kaulana.

Paliakamoa is an old song from the late 1800’s and it has taken on a life of its own with different versions. Paliakamoa translates to cliff of the chicken. It is about the promontory of Upolu, the northernmost point on the big island in North Kohala. The profile of the point itself is very similar to the cliffs of Northern California.

I was lucky enough to spend some time in my youth there, doing some fishing or pounding ‘opihi. There we would drive up to the cliff in the jeep on the calm side of the point. Tie the rope to the bumper and climb down to the water with our paint scrappers and rice bags to put the ‘opihi in. Sometimes the rope didn’t reach the water and you had to let go and fall into the water – a drop of about ten or twenty feet. Taking only the ‘opihi that we needed, we would swim along the cliff until we got to a low point near the old airport where we would get out and walk back to the jeep or car.

Here are two versions of the song:

Paliakamoa (from Eddie Kamae)

Hui:
Lae kaulana o `Upolu i ka malie
He ho`ailona `ai na ke Kaleponi
O ke kukilakila mai a`o Paliakamoa
Ka uwea kila holu i ka ili kai
Ka uwea kila holu i ka ili kai

Verse:
I ka luna mäua a`o Kehoni
`Ike `ia i ka nani a`o Puakea,
Kau aku ka mana`o no Honoipu,
I ka ne‘ene‘e malie i ka ‘ae kai
I ka ne‘ene‘e malie i ka ‘ae kai

Hui:
Lae kaulana o `Upolu i ka malie
He ho`ailona `ai na ke Kaleponi
O ke kukilakila mai a`o Paliakamoa
Ka uwea kila holu i ka ili kai
Ka uwea kila holu i ka ili kai

Chorus:
Famous point of Upolu in the calm
Looks like California
Paliakamoa stands commanding
The strong red seaweed sways at the surface of the sea

Verse:
Two of us on top of Kehoni
See the beauty of Puakea
Think about Honoipu
With the gentle movement at the water’s edge

Chorus:
Famous point of Upolu in the calm
Looks like California
Paliakamoa stands commanding
The strong red seaweed sways at the surface of the sea

Or this Version from the Naipo and Kamohoahoa families

Paliakamoa

Hui:
Lae kaulana o `Upolu i ka malie
Ke ho`ailona `aina ke Kaleponi
O ke kukilakila mai a`o Paliakamoa
Me ka ne'ene'e malie i ke kahakai

Verse 1
A ka luna mäua a`e Kehoni
`Ike `ia i ka nani a`o Puakea
Ka`u aku ka mana`o o Honoipu
Ka uwea hao kila holo i ke kai

Hui:
Lae kaulana o `Upolu i ka malie
Ke ho`ailona `aina ke Kaleponi
O ke kukilakila mai a`o Paliakamoa
Me ka ne'ene'e malie i ke kahakai

Verse 2
E aloha `ia home a`o Kaname`e
`Ia home ho`okipa me ke aloha
I laila mäkou e walea ai
Me na hoa anuhea o ka `inea

Hui:
Lae kaulana o `Upolu i ka malie
Ke ho`ailona `aina ke Kaleponi
O ke kukilakila mai a`o Paliakamoa
Me ka ne'ene'e malie i ke kahakai

Chorus:
Famous point of Upolu in the calm
Resembles the land of California
Paliakamoa stands commanding
With the gentle movement at the water's edge

Two of us on the heights of Kehoni
See the beauty of Puakea
My thoughts go to Honoipu

The steel wire goes to the sea
Love for this home of Kaname`e
This home of hospitality and love
There we ate and relaxed
With our friends after a day of hard work and were refreshed

Chorus:
Famous point of Upolu in the calm
Resembles the land of California
Paliakamoa stands commanding
With the gentle movement at the water's edge

Peter Medeiros
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hapakid
Luna Ho`omalu

USA
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Posted - 06/27/2007 :  3:10:07 PM  Show Profile  Visit hapakid's Homepage
Mahalo!!!!!
It sounded like an old song and I knew my uncle was probably mangling the words a little bit. I'm going to learn it and record it, then send him a copy. He'll freak out!!
Mahalo nui loa!
Jesse Tinsley
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Mika ele
Ha`aha`a

USA
1491 Posts

Posted - 06/28/2007 :  11:49:04 AM  Show Profile
Peter,
You continue to amaze me. I am glad I was able to sit with you for a few hours and absorb. .

E nana, e ho'olohe. E pa'a ka waha, e hana ka lima.
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hapakid
Luna Ho`omalu

USA
1533 Posts

Posted - 06/28/2007 :  6:03:05 PM  Show Profile  Visit hapakid's Homepage
www.Huapala.org has another explanation of the reference to "uwea hao".
"Honoipu is a small inlet with a boat landing named Paliokamoa, where a steam engine powered cable, loaded and unloaded supplies from ships in the early part of the 20th century. "

Jesse Tinsley
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Fran Guidry
Ha`aha`a

USA
1517 Posts

Posted - 07/01/2007 :  07:46:51 AM  Show Profile  Visit Fran Guidry's Homepage
Wow, I love this song. I'm lucky enough to have Gary Haleamau's greatest hits CD - his version has a tiple or taropatch uke doing a cool latinesque rhythm, western swing fiddles, and Gary's exquisite voice. I've been listening to it compulsively since Peter Medeiros identified the song.

Thanks,
Fran

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Auntie Maria
Ha`aha`a

USA
1918 Posts

Posted - 07/01/2007 :  08:49:29 AM  Show Profile
Kumu hula and music historian Kaha`i Topolinski shared his mana`o about "Pali o ka moa" in this article (includes lyrics and translation):
http://www.kaiwakiloumoku.ksbe.edu/kaleinamanu/9-paliokamoa.php

--auntie maria www.mele.com

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hapakid
Luna Ho`omalu

USA
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Posted - 07/01/2007 :  09:53:46 AM  Show Profile  Visit hapakid's Homepage
Many thanks Auntie for the link.It shows how far a song can drift from the source. Like a game of opossum, the song came to me via my uncle ('ona'ona loa!) singing his bastardized version under a mountain apple tree in Kahalu'u and without resources like these noted here I wouldn't know any better.
Mahalo.
Jesse

Edited by - hapakid on 07/02/2007 8:47:17 PM
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hapakid
Luna Ho`omalu

USA
1533 Posts

Posted - 07/02/2007 :  8:46:08 PM  Show Profile  Visit hapakid's Homepage
Here's a link to a simple recording I made:
http://users.adelphia.net/~jessehj/paliakamoa.mp3

Jesse Tinsley
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dr. cookie
Lokahi

USA
299 Posts

Posted - 07/02/2007 :  9:34:36 PM  Show Profile
Very nice Jesse . . . your uncle will be very proud!

Don/Doc/Cookie

PS: Your book went out in the mail today.
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wcerto
Ahonui

USA
5052 Posts

Posted - 07/03/2007 :  02:58:41 AM  Show Profile
Jesse - that is absolutely beautiful...your geetah pickin' so nice, and your voice so beautiful. Mahalo for sharing it with us. WOW! You have major talent...gives chicken skin. I know we have that song by someone....I've just got to remember by whom. I'm thinkin' maybe Gary Haleamau.

Me ke aloha
Malama pono,
Wanda
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Sarah
`Olu`olu

571 Posts

Posted - 07/03/2007 :  03:09:18 AM  Show Profile
Jesse,

That is inspiring! What a lovely song. Thanks so much for sharing both your uncle's version and your own lovely one. You show so clearly, there's no need to get fancy

mahalo,
Sarah
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